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Why It’s Important to Change Your Furnace Filters

Originally published March 2014, updated November 2016 All the heated air that flows from your furnace into the living spaces of your Logan Square, Illinois, home must first pass through an air filter. If the filter is dirty, more polluted air will enter your home. Air filters don’t just help to improve the air quality in your home, they protect your heating system equipment from damage, too. The Environmental Protection Agency calls changing dirty furnace filters the most important maintenance …
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3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Skip Annual Maintenance

Regular HVAC maintenance helps to guarantee that your heating and cooling equipment always works safely, efficiently and dependably. It can also save you a lot of money. Whether you own a home or operate a business in Greek Town, Chicago, it pays to protect your comfort systems. Here are three financial benefits you can expect to enjoy when you take advantage of an annual maintenance plan for your heating and cooling systems. Monthly Savings The less energy that your heater …
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Don’t Void an HVAC Warranty by Making These 4 Mistakes

Orignially published October 2014, updated September 2016 New HVAC equipment may be one of the biggest investments you’ll make for your Chicago, Illinois, home. You will need to protect this valuable investment by avoiding common mistakes that might result in voiding an HVAC warranty. Each heating and air conditioning equipment manufacturer has specific warranty language and policies, so read all of the paperwork your HVAC contractor gives you after installation. That said, here are four common mistakes that might lead …
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How to Reduce Your Business’ Energy Costs and Start Saving

When it comes to your small business, you know how important it is to cut costs. By eliminating waste and lowering your monthly bills, you can increase your profitability meaningfully. While many factors help to reduce costs, you should certainly take a look at your energy usage, as it’s a common cause of unnecessary expenditures. If you notice a lot of money going toward your utility bill, follow these tips to cut down on energy consumption and energy costs in …
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Why the HVAC System Matters When Flipping Homes

If you’re in the business of flipping homes, you know the value of making the right upgrades. One of the most important parts of the job is assessing the current state of the home and identifying areas where you can add value to the property. The HVAC system is one of the best places to begin. Any Buyer Can Appreciate the Results One of the most troublesome points when it comes to upgrading a home is personal taste. You may …
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4 Ways to Take the Pressure off Your Air Conditioner

Your air conditioner has a lot of work to do for your Chicago, Illinois, home, but you can help to take off some of the pressure with some simple tasks. Alleviating the strain on your air conditioner saves you money and can help prolong the life of your unit. Change the Air Filters If your air filters are dirty or clogged, your air conditioner has to work harder to push the air through all the dirt and grime. Check your …
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3 Tips for the Perfect Spring Cleaning

Depending on what type of person you are, spring cleaning is either an ominous, daunting task or an absolute delight. Either way you look at, it’s a necessary chore in your Chicago, Illinois, home. However, doing a thorough job doesn’t come naturally to everyone. If you’re lost on how to make spring cleaning effective and less tedious, follow these handy tips. Use Your Family Members Don’t ignore one of the best cleaning assets in your home — your family. While …
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3 Ways to Save on Air Conditioning

Looking for ways to lower air conditioning costs in your Chicago, Illinois, home? When you make energy efficiency a priority, you’ll not only get rid of uncomfortably warm areas in your home, but you’ll also save some money in the process. Discover how installing a programmable thermostat and properly maintaining your HVAC system are some ways you can save on home air conditioning costs. Install a Programmable Thermostat A programmable thermostat can control your HVAC system even when you’re not …
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Choosing a Programmable Thermostat

You can use a programmable thermostat to save money and energy by controlling your HVAC system even when you’re not inside your Chicago, Illinois, home. That way, you can regulate temperatures to be efficient when you are away and still return to a comfortable home. You can even control many models from your smartphone and set temperature zones so you never have to waste energy conditioning unoccupied areas. Here are some of the most popular programmable thermostats and the features …
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3 Winter Indoor Air Quality Concerns

As you spend more time indoors during the cold Chicago winter, you might notice that your home’s air quality isn’t as healthy as you would desire. Learn about three common indoor air quality concerns and how to address them. Pet Dander When you spend more time indoors, chances are your pets do, too. That means family members allergic to pet dander are much more likely to experience reactions or full-blown allergy attacks. You can decrease the amount of dander accumulated …
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